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Eupithecia intricata (Zetterstedt, 1839)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on Cupressus and Juniperus. Also on cultivars. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon on the food plant.

The adults fly from late April twards end of June in one generation a year. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kontich, 06 June 2004.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)

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